Title: Varga Chakra
Subtitle: SJC Conference 2002 (Hyderabad)
Editor: Sanjay Rath
Publisher: Sagar Publications
Published: 1998 Price:
Euro 18.00 (International Orders including shipping Euro 10.00)
This book is a collection of essays which were published for the Vyankatesa Sharma Varga Workshop, held in Hyderabad, India, on December 2 – 10, 2002. It was held under the auspices of the Sri Jagannath Center, which was founded in 1998 by Sanjay Rath.
Sohamsa is, perhaps, the best place for learning Vedic Astrology in the tradition. It offers free lessons from the old Bṛhaspati Jyotiṣa Course. The two professional courses relate to the teaching of the two most important classics of Vedic Astrology – (1) Jaimini Scholar Program and (2) Parāśara Jyotiṣa Course.
SoHamsa is the name of the Sun God as addressed to by Sri Ganesha. Soham is a Sanskrit word or mantra which means I am Him (Him refers to the omniscient Brahma) and thus, Soham is the mantra stating ‘aham brahmasmi’.
Sri Jagannath Center (SJC) was established in 1998 (1997 started informally) in India with the objective of teaching jyotish in the tradition of maharishis like Parasara and Jaimini. Jyotish or Vedic astrology is taught by a panel of jyotish gurus in the traditional jyotish parampara of Sri Achyuta Dasa of Jagannath, Puri. SJC attempts to infuse the highest standards of integrity through the strict discipline of yogic practices of Vedic tradition including training in remedial measures.
Parampara (Oral Tradition)
Vedic Astrology has always been taught in the Guru-Sisya parampara and most of these traditions of jyotish draw their lineage from Maharishi Parasara. This makes the Brihat Parasara Hora Shastra (BPHS: a compendium on astrology) as the basic text book for learning Jyotish. However, BPHS teaches Hora shartra or Astrology. The term Hora is derived from two words ‘Aho’ meaning ‘Day” and ‘Ratra’ meaning ‘Night’. Thus, this is the knowledge of the effect of time (Qualitatively) on the lives and times of peoples and nations etc.
Blessed with two beautiful children – elder daughter Aditi and son Somanath.
b. 21 Dec 1992 (under construction)